Ref.: Ramon Ricker
Autore: Ricker Ramon
Publisher: Advance Music
SATB Saxophone Quartet (Full score & parts)
This suite was inspired most notably by the saxophone quartets of Phil Woods and was written in a conscious attempt to wed certain stylistic elements of classical and jazz music. The players are not asked to improvise, but the piece does feature sections that sound spontaneous and freely created.
The first movement, subtitled "Danse Macabre", is ominous, dark, sometimes "bluesy" and is propelled along by the use of intricate counterpoint and an improvised sounding solo section for the tenor saxophone.
"Trance Dance", is a rhythmically grooving 12/8 feel that features the tenor and baritone saxophones.